Upcoming Events
2 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to write your memoir, but didn’t know where to start? Do you feel like it’s an overwhelming task even if you have given it a try? Come join this class to get your memoir jump-started. Besides that, you will learn that you can write a memoir using poems, or a combination of both prose and poems. We will look at how you can frame your memoir around a major life event or a series of happenings in which others can relate. In this series of three class sessions, you can begin to piece together a manuscript that you can seek to publish for the masses, gift to your family, or just write for yourself. We will write from prompts that will “capture your life” and help you get your memories on the page and we’ll share our work, ideas, concerns, questions, and epiphanies. | Cost: $55
10 a.m.
If you are looking for a new or different hobby, consider needlepointing. Today’s needlepointing is not the same as it was during your grandmother’s time. In each class you can create a one-of-a-kind needlepointed piece by selecting your own thread colors. The stitch guide that accompanies his project allows you to even choose the stitches you want to use to complete the project. Class is for the beginner, intermediate, or advanced needlepointer. | Cost: $30, includes holiday-themed project.
2 p.m.
Discover the joy of bringing your summer dreams to life on paper. Whether it's a serene beach, a lush forest, or your own backyard oasis, let's capture those cherished moments. Escape the challenges of painting as Ann shares easy techniques inspired by the masters. As a renowned artist and former owner of F.B. Fogg, Ann brings a wealth of experience and creativity to each session. Open to all skill levels.
12 a.m.
6:30 p.m. | Emens Auditorium
5 p.m.
People often peer into the darkness of the night sky and wonder, “what is out there?” Seemingly dark regions of space are actually filled with nebulae, star clusters, and other galaxies. Come learn how to navigate the sky by using bright stars and constellations with the help of a star chart, and discover what fascinating objects exist deep in space. Most suitable for all ages 8+, all ages welcome
5:30 p.m.
Student RecitalRachel Riddle is a piano student of Ray Kilburn. Program to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
6:30 p.m.
MoonsTake a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity—and surprising might—of moons! From volcanoes and geysers to ice-covered oceans and methane rain, these natural satellites have some spectacular features, and many even exert a surprising influence on their planetary partners. Learn what these celestial bodies reveal about the history and workings of our solar system. Suitable for all ages 8+, all ages are welcome.
12 a.m.
2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.| Emens Auditorium
3:30 p.m.
One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure"One World, One Sky" is a brilliant program that follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the Moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. They will also find shapes in the sky that will help them find the North Star. This cross-cultural adventure opens children's eyes to the sky, helping them see how people all over the world are connected.Best suited for families and groups with pre-K through 1st grade learners, all ages are welcome.
5 p.m.
Living WorldsWhether earthly or alien, all life leaves a trace. Join narrator Daveed Diggs on a journey through space and time to discover how life makes Earth livable, where it could be found elsewhere in the cosmos, and what new technologies we might use to find it. Along the way, you’ll learn how light and color can help us spot other living worlds even from vast distances—and develop a new appreciation for the one-of-a-kind planet right beneath our feet. Suitable for all ages 10+, all ages are welcome.
6:30 p.m.
MoonsTake a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity—and surprising might—of moons! From volcanoes and geysers to ice-covered oceans and methane rain, these natural satellites have some spectacular features, and many even exert a surprising influence on their planetary partners. Learn what these celestial bodies reveal about the history and workings of our solar system. Suitable for all ages 8+, all ages are welcome.
2 p.m.
In November 1950, the greatest storm of the twentieth century crippled the eastern United States, affecting more than 100 million people. Sometimes referred to as the Great Appalachian or Thanksgiving storm, this was no ordinary weather event. Its giant size and multiple record-setting hazards―including snow, ice, flooding, wind, and cold temperatures―were cataclysmic. This superstorm was the most costly weather-related disaster when it occurred. Only two other storms that affected the US mainland since then, both hurricanes, have exceeded its death toll. The weather records it established remain benchmarks of extreme weather to this day. Program is offered by the E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center in association with Westminster Village.
6 p.m.
Join us for a journey down memory lane as we reminisce about the golden days of summer in our beloved city. The program presenters will transport you back in time with captivating stories and cherished photos, allowing you to relive the magic of Muncie's summers. | Reception to follow presentation.
5 p.m.
People often peer into the darkness of the night sky and wonder, “what is out there?” Seemingly dark regions of space are actually filled with nebulae, star clusters, and other galaxies. Come learn how to navigate the sky by using bright stars and constellations with the help of a star chart, and discover what fascinating objects exist deep in space. Most suitable for all ages 8+, all ages welcome
6:30 p.m.
MoonsTake a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity—and surprising might—of moons! From volcanoes and geysers to ice-covered oceans and methane rain, these natural satellites have some spectacular features, and many even exert a surprising influence on their planetary partners. Learn what these celestial bodies reveal about the history and workings of our solar system. Suitable for all ages 8+, all ages are welcome.
12 a.m.
2:30 p.m. | Emens Auditorium
3:30 p.m.
One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure"One World, One Sky" is a brilliant program that follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the Moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. They will also find shapes in the sky that will help them find the North Star. This cross-cultural adventure opens children's eyes to the sky, helping them see how people all over the world are connected.Best suited for families and groups with pre-K through 1st grade learners, all ages are welcome.
5 p.m.
Living WorldsWhether earthly or alien, all life leaves a trace. Join narrator Daveed Diggs on a journey through space and time to discover how life makes Earth livable, where it could be found elsewhere in the cosmos, and what new technologies we might use to find it. Along the way, you’ll learn how light and color can help us spot other living worlds even from vast distances—and develop a new appreciation for the one-of-a-kind planet right beneath our feet. Suitable for all ages 10+, all ages are welcome.
6:30 p.m.
MoonsTake a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity—and surprising might—of moons! From volcanoes and geysers to ice-covered oceans and methane rain, these natural satellites have some spectacular features, and many even exert a surprising influence on their planetary partners. Learn what these celestial bodies reveal about the history and workings of our solar system. Suitable for all ages 8+, all ages are welcome.
2 p.m.
Join us for a journey down memory lane as we reminisce about the golden days of summer in our beloved city. The program presenters will transport you back in time with captivating stories and cherished photos, allowing you to relive the magic of Muncie's summers. | No Charge - reservations NOT required
2 p.m.
You have your manuscript (or even a grouping of poems or a short story) ready to send out, but you’re not sure how to take the plunge into publication. Do you need an agent? How do you find one? Can you send it to more places than one? What if I get rejected…am I a failure? Where do you find places that will accept your manuscript? Do I pay big money to get published or do I get paid for my work? How do I get blurbs for my cover? Is self-publishing an option? We will cover these questions, your questions, and so much more in this two-hour workshop on how you can get published – by a big publishing house, smaller presses, or even online journals for a poem or a short story. You will walk away with a lot of ideas, inspiration, and places to get your manuscript or your shorter works published. | Cost: $35
5 p.m.
People often peer into the darkness of the night sky and wonder, “what is out there?” Seemingly dark regions of space are actually filled with nebulae, star clusters, and other galaxies. Come learn how to navigate the sky by using bright stars and constellations with the help of a star chart, and discover what fascinating objects exist deep in space. Most suitable for all ages 8+, all ages welcome
6 p.m.
Join us for a captivating evening featuring award-winning writer, researcher, and editor Keith Roysdon, alongside esteemed author and former journalist Jill Blocker. Together, they will engage in a compelling discussion about their latest works and offer insights into their unique perspectives.
6:30 p.m.
The Birth of Planet EarthHow did Earth come to be a life-supporting planet? Where did our Moon come from? What does Earth’s history tell us about our chances of finding other worlds that are truly Earth-like? This show tells the twisted tale of our planet’s origins, and helps us explore the potential of other possible worlds like our own.Suitable for all ages 10+, all ages are welcome.
3:30 p.m.
Travel with Jack and Annie, stars of the Magic Tree House® best-selling children’s book series, as they search for answers to a mysterious riddle they discover in a written note signed “–M.” Peek into the treehouse and follow Jack and Annie on an exciting adventure as they meet a helpful astronomer and an astronaut. As they travel to an observatory and beyond into space, Jack and Annie nearly get … well, we don’t want to give the surprise away! Best suited for families and groups with kids ages 6+, all ages are welcome.
5 p.m.
ASTRONAUTThe exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut, explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, and discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject Chad, our test astronaut, to everything space has to throw at him. Narrated by Ewan McGregor.Best suited for families and groups with kids ages 8+, all ages are welcome.
6:30 p.m.
The Birth of Planet EarthHow did Earth come to be a life-supporting planet? Where did our Moon come from? What does Earth’s history tell us about our chances of finding other worlds that are truly Earth-like? This show tells the twisted tale of our planet’s origins, and helps us explore the potential of other possible worlds like our own.Suitable for all ages 10+, all ages are welcome.
2 p.m.
Scientists have identified 24 universal character strengths that serve as building blocks of a flourishing life and pathways to PERMA wellbeing. They are a family of positive personality traits reflected in our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Research shows that there are many benefits to exercising our character strengths including greater happiness, less stress and improved coping, and more meaningful work. Begin to explore how you are currently using your character strengths and ways you can apply them in your life.
5 p.m.
People often peer into the darkness of the night sky and wonder, “what is out there?” Seemingly dark regions of space are actually filled with nebulae, star clusters, and other galaxies. Come learn how to navigate the sky by using bright stars and constellations with the help of a star chart, and discover what fascinating objects exist deep in space. Most suitable for all ages 8+, all ages welcome
6:30 p.m.
The Birth of Planet EarthHow did Earth come to be a life-supporting planet? Where did our Moon come from? What does Earth’s history tell us about our chances of finding other worlds that are truly Earth-like? This show tells the twisted tale of our planet’s origins, and helps us explore the potential of other possible worlds like our own.Suitable for all ages 10+, all ages are welcome.
3:30 p.m.
Travel with Jack and Annie, stars of the Magic Tree House® best-selling children’s book series, as they search for answers to a mysterious riddle they discover in a written note signed “–M.” Peek into the treehouse and follow Jack and Annie on an exciting adventure as they meet a helpful astronomer and an astronaut. As they travel to an observatory and beyond into space, Jack and Annie nearly get … well, we don’t want to give the surprise away!Best suited for families and groups with kids ages 6+, all ages are welcome.
5 p.m.
ASTRONAUTThe exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut, explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, and discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject Chad, our test astronaut, to everything space has to throw at him. Narrated by Ewan McGregor.Best suited for families and groups with kids ages 8+, all ages are welcome.
6:30 p.m.
The Birth of Planet EarthHow did Earth come to be a life-supporting planet? Where did our Moon come from? What does Earth’s history tell us about our chances of finding other worlds that are truly Earth-like? This show tells the twisted tale of our planet’s origins, and helps us explore the potential of other possible worlds like our own.Suitable for all ages 10+, all ages are welcome.
8:30 a.m.
Campers will be given a challenge to complete. In teams, students will learn the importance of collaboration and communication while appreciating their teammates' unique strengths.From concept to a final LEGO® build, participants will be presented with intermittent challenges that will force them to pivot and adapt to external forces.
11 a.m.
Come “play” it forward at the Northeast Indiana Alumni Chapter Cardinal Classic Golf Outing at Chestnut Hills.
8:30 a.m.
This camp is for students who thrive when they can be creative in an innovation process. Campers will find new ways to approach problems and create solutions through the innovation lens. Our campers will enjoy a full day of creative, imaginative, and entrepreneurial activities. We will take breaks from the indoors to enjoy some fun outside (weather permitting).
8:30 a.m.
This program is designed for those students who wish to develop a foundation of skillsets needed to emerge as leaders. Over two days, we will focus on self-leadership, leadership, and problem-solving. Participants will spend time learning about their own strengths and talents while understanding the importance of collaborative and creative work styles. Campers will learn the importance of communication and how each unique problem-solving preference plays a role in teams.
8:30 a.m.
This program is designed for those students who wish to develop a foundation of skillsets needed to emerge as leaders. Over two days, we will focus on self-leadership, leadership, and problem-solving. Participants will spend time learning about their own strengths and talents while understanding the importance of collaborative and creative work styles. Campers will learn the importance of communication and how each unique problem-solving preference plays a role in teams.
2 p.m.
Join us for this special occasion card-making class featuring different styles of stamps and a variety of supplies. In addition to learning helpful tips and tricks for making your cards stunning, you’ll also receive all the supplies you need to make five, one-of-a-kind cards for your family and friends during class.
10 a.m.
Dive into a world of vibrant creativity with this watercolor workshop! You can experience the magic of Yupo paper, a synthetic marvel that transforms your watercolor journey. Unlike traditional paper, Yupo's unique surface prevents water and pigment from absorbing, allowing you to dance with colors until they blend into breathtaking textures.
2 p.m.
Roy Weaver and Shawn Sriver, co-authors of “Running Against the Grain: The Story of Philadelphia Eagle and Movie Star Timmy Brown,” will detail the story of Timmy Brown who went from being a child of divorce to living at an orphanage in rural Indiana to a sports success at Ball State. In the 1960s, he played pro football at Green Bay and in Philadelphia. More than 50 years after he left the Eagles, he still held four team records. He ended his career as a Baltimore Colt in Super Bowl Ill. | No charge. Reservations required.
7 p.m.
Come hear America's Hometown Band perform “Jazz Under the Stars” on the lawn of the E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center. Bring your own chairs!
10 a.m.
Gone are the days of your grandmother's needlepointing—today's needlepointing experience is vibrant, dynamic, and entirely customizable. In each class you can create a one-of-a-kind needlepointed piece by selecting your own thread colors. The stitch guide that accompanies the project allows you to even choose the stitches you want to use to complete the project. Open to all skill levels.